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Dec 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
of credit is right, but the government capping energy bills is communism? >> i feel like one of those radio hosts who say, "and your complaint is, caller, exactly?" we are taking action, but they did not. we are doing the right thing. he should stand up and congratulate us. he wants to turn to energy, so let me turn specifically to that. the point is, we do not have control of the international price of gas, so we need more competition to get profits down and roll back the costs of regulation to get prices down. that is a proper energy policy. we know his version of intervention -- take money off the co-op and don't ask any questions. >> here is the reality. this is not a minor policy adjustment -- it is an intellectual collapse of the government's position. for two months, they have been saying that if we take action to intervene in markets, it is back to the 1970's, it is marxism, but now they realise that they are on the wrong side of public opinion. that is the reality. on energy, the prime minister must realise -- >> order. we will get through question time, however long it takes. i ap
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
policy and rising energy prices. as the session began, the deputy prime minister offered condolences to those who died in a helicopter crash in glasgow. this is about 35 minutes. >> order, questions for the prime minister, julie elliott. asked to apply -- i have been asked to apply -- as i was saying, i have been asked to reply on behalf of my rifle friend, the prime minister, who has been visiting china. the whole house wishes to join me in offering condolences to the family and friends of those who have been killed following the helicopter crashed in glasgow on friday evening. our thoughts also with those who are injured at this difficult time. yesterday andsite i would like to pay tribute on behalf of the whole house to the outstanding response and bravery of all the emergency services involved in what were extremely demanding circumstances. this morning, i had a meeting with my ministerial colleagues and others. i shall have further such meetings later today. >> may i associate myself with the comments made by the deputy prime minister after the very tragic events in glasgow. und
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
having a bad year. or we can use the energy companies on the other end. i'm just going to postpone this paying income tax for a year. why? because i said so. or i will take this group and do something similar. rather than pay 38% of your just going to pay 20% for the next year. it seems to me that he has the authority to amend the taxes which the affordable healthcare tax is according to the supreme court what is to prevent him from just amending the any tax to his liking. mr. turley weigh in on this if you would. >> i have to agree first of all oon the remark about article on, as i said before it is true that they are all equal branches, but the framers spent most of their time on congress because it is something harder than the madisonian system. it's where the magic happens and that is to take those interests that the strike countries and turned them into a majoritarian compromise. when we get to the issue of taxes, that is one of the most divisive issues facing the country. so when someone comes before the congress and says i want my group to be excluded, it obviously produces
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
spent and political energy spent to run fiscal issues in particular. the debt ceiling standoff, government shut down. ande are obviously symbolic the whitethe lack of house and congressional ability to get together to solve problems. also, this congress will apparently go down as the least productive in history in terms of passing new legislation. john boehner said that is fine. their primary focus is on of structuring and impeding. in their own republican words, that is a big part of what they hope is their legacy. [indiscernible] host: arkansas. good morning, faye. caller: wondering about this insurance, are there other countries that forced the fed is -- citizens to buy insurance, and are all insurance companies banks? the banks bought up a lot of insurance companies before this went into effect. >> we are spending 45 minutes on the subject of affordable care act next, but scott wilson, if there's anything you want to say on that subject? >> there are other countries that have government programs that ensure their citizens -- insure their citizens. >> we have been talking ab
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
their promises. >> the prime minister is very keen to encourage energy users to switch providers to get the best tariff. why has it been so difficult over the past three years to switch mobile phone providers? >> across all the utilities, we want it to be easier for people to switch. we have done that on banks. it is now easier to switch bank accounts because of the hard work of the chancellor of the exchequer. it is now easier to switch energy providers because of the excellent work of the secretary of state for energy and climate change. it ought to be easier to switch with other utilities, that is an important bit of work that we are doing. >> the number of apprenticeships in cornwall has doubled since 2010, which is helping to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. will the prime minister meet me and a delegation of young people from cornwall to see how we can further promote these very worthwhile schemes? >> i am delighted with the news about the number of apprenticeships in cornwall. the government have made a major financial commitment to funding apprenticeships. that is making a
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
taking to cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in international discussions. as you know, in september, epa proposed urban pollution standards for new power plants using our authority that congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant labor relations regulations are proposals that would impact new facilities being constructed. this would ensure any new facilities from this point forward would use modern technologies that are available to reduce carbon pollution. epa will also next june be proposing new standards that will also provide significant flexibility to the state that will effectively protect public health from carbon pollution from the existing power plants. that will be an opportunity to reduce the current levels of carbon pollution emitted by power plants and put us on a path for domestic energy, clean energy generation, and
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
to cut carbon to invest in clean energy to help our cities and owns build in more resilient ways so they can adapt to a changing climate and keep our families safe. carbon pollution standards using the authority hat congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant proposals impact new facilities eing constructed when they're finalized. new facilities using modern technologies to reduce carbon pollution. will propose standards to provide significant flexibility to the states that will protect public health from carbon pollution ing power plants. a path for clean energy and innovation. throughout the process of power plants new and most importantly at the existing power plants, we have is the d what i think most vigorous outreach and outreach prehensive program that you can imagine well in advance of even putting to paper in terms of a proposal which is not due until june. we held 11 public listening sessions and we've been meeting with whoever wants to talk about this. i welcome continued comment and dialogue. epa.an send that in to i think the most important thing we got
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers modeling agency and back to grand rapids again. you will find a host of things that you would find in just about any organizer. brochures on dance costumes, one of her sketches of a costume for one of the dance routines that she wanted to put on. madeography notes that she for different dance routines so there is a whole wealth of material in here that talks about her love for dance and how deeply she was involved in it.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am EST
thinks about positioning russia has to do essentially with gas, or how does the energy resolution way into this discussion? >> from my point of you, would you have raised involves the ultimate reputation of the refutation of the argument that russia can be a self isolated imperial power more or less within the geographical confines of the former soviet union or the former russian empire. era, the post russia group was -- because of its post-monolithic posture on supplied energy. this is now coming to a rapid russia's hope for future economics is as is increasingly dependent on the chinese being willing to buy all the energy that the russians have to offer the chinese. and the chinese do not get by part of it toward the middle east and toward iran. american position is respect. if all of the prognosis turn out to be right, and they are somewhat speculated still, involves great enhancement in american freedom to maneuver and american projection of its influence by economics and technology. so i think what you have raised is one of the ultimate challenges to the rationality of an effort
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
from energy they have no health value. metabolic and central pathways in the brain are similar. both are substances that produce when overused. there is little danger from moderate consumption. the problem is what is moderate and how do you keep things moderate when they are abused? and the burden of harm falls disproportionately on the poorest people who can afford the problem least. here are the strategies that have actually been shown not to work. governmental guidelines are useless. we keep saying, let's come up with new guidelines, like every five years. like the dietary guidelines advisory committee. it is garbage. it is not going to work. public information campaigns have not worked. warning labels on product packaging have not worked. vis a vis smoking. school-based education programs. everyone wants this to work. everybody says, let's put the money into school-based education. all the data so far shows salutary effects almost nonexistent. menu labeling. everyone says, let everyone know what they are eating so you can decide for yourself. let's look at menu labeling. i like t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
russia has to do essentially with gas, or how does the energy resolution way into this discussion? >> from my point of you, would you have raised involves the ultimate refutation of the argument that russia can be a self isolated imperial power more or less within the geographical confines of the former soviet union or the former russian empire. in his era, the post-russia group was -- because of its post-monolithic posture on supplied energy. this is now coming to a rapid end, and russia's hope for future economics is as is increasingly dependent on the chinese being willing to buy all the energy that the russians have to offer the chinese. and the chinese do not get by part of it toward the middle east and toward iran. american position is respect. if all of the prognosis turn out to be right, and they are somewhat speculated still, involves great enhancement in american freedom to maneuver and american projection of its influence by economics and technology. so i think what you have raised is one of the ultimate challenges to the rationality of an effort to create an increasing
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:30am EST
. >> the prime minister is very keen to encourage energy users to switch providers to get the best tariff. why has it been so difficult over the past three years to switch mobile phone providers? >> across all the utilities, we want it to be easier for people to switch. we have done that on banks. it is now easier to switch bank accounts because of the hard work of the chancellor of the exchequer. it is now easier to switch energy providers because of the excellent work of the secretary of state for energy and climate change. it ought to be easier to switch with other utilities, that is an important bit of work that we are doing. >> the number of apprenticeships in cornwall has doubled since 2010, which is helping to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. will the prime minister meet me and a delegation of young people from cornwall to see how we can further promote these very worthwhile schemes? >> i am delighted with the news about the number of apprenticeships in cornwall. the government have made a major financial commitment to funding apprenticeships. that is making a difference,
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:25am EST
districts and states. call me crazy, but i would rather use our resources and energy beating democrats, not other republicans. mike lee can win utah. but he probably cannot win in new hampshire. chris christie can win in new jersey. but he would have a hard time winning in alabama. i do not care how many times ted cruz hugs barack obama. i do not think he can win the majority of the latino vote, the women vote, in new jersey. i want to win elections. that requires fielding candidates that can win. fielding candidates that fit the population priorities of where they are running. a winning republican candidate with whom i agree part of the time is a hell of a lot better than a losing candidate because with whom i agree all the time. because this is new hampshire, i want to make an aside here. ayotte is a winning republican candidate. she is an even she is a better that her senator. senator. she is thoughtful. she is courageous. she has guts. she worries about priorities in new hampshire. not republican primaries. as ted cruz and the senate conservatives found out, do not tread on kelly a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
of time on it. it takes a lot of our energy. >> ms. baker? i have been flooded with questions and phone calls over the last year with my clients -- there is just a lot of confusion among wondering if they have to start providing the health insurance, when it will be mandated, what they have to do. burdennitely has been a on my practice to try to answer all the questions that are out there. >> and all those man-hours are borne by your business and therefore you are not making any money. >> absolutely. >> umbel very much for your testimony. >> we do have time for another question or two. i will yield five minutes to records and the pond. hanh. representative on >> it would be nice to hold these hearings with the thought that if we did hear some unintended consequences that impact our small business, that we have the relief of our friends on the other side who would like to work on fixing some of these problems. i get frustrated in these hearings because i know the main purpose is to have more bad stuff -- to add more bad stuff to talk about and attacked the affordable care act. of i would
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
.m., members of the house energy and commerce committee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. later, on c-span 3, we cover a democratic steering committee hearing on unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month. >> in a survey of major main, the kansas city star was rated more in favor of reform than all the other major metropolitan newspapers in the united states combined. as nelson himself told an in 1910, i don't want the stars editorial to be a lot of literary essays. i want to get things done. up on pastowed performance with an editorial in the star that rejected the notion that roosevelt was a man on horseback who would seize power and become a dictator. he is a builder recalled to his work, said the paper, rather than a man on horseback. after roosevelt's arrival from africa amid talk of his candidacy, there were clubs formed like napoleon in the of 1910. >> the impact of newspaper publisher william rockhill nelson on the american movement sunday at span 3.stern on c- >> representative greg walden, chairman of the house energy su
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in too many wars. these are the kinds of declines that the country must look at. we are too divided. is theeb
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
:45 eastern. a.m., marissa of the house energy and committee subcommittee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. eastern later at 10:30 on c-span three, a democratic hearing onmmittee unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. as you walk in, there are tables in front with lots of pamphlets. prior to entering the gun show. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand these, and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and said, sort of asked me questions. i just said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. here is my job, i went to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i wil
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
the republicans are right on the energy policy. >> what the thing about the new unemployment numbers? in -- it addsk it to the increase in our energy production. it is just going to come around and nourished the economy. it sounds good and i hope it will go down in the future. optimistic about the job market overall? take away the energy part about it. caller: yes, i am. i am hoping us liberals will start driving smaller and low maintenance automobiles. there are people driving super rules that are high maintenance. if these people would drive low maintenance cars they would have more disposable income to cover their contraceptive coverage or health care, and their pension. i am a liberal democrat that us liberals have to start doing our suffering. i don't know why it will go to a liberal fundraiser. i never see my liberal friends driving small fuel efficient cars. they are still driving the subarus, volvos, minivans, and all that. if you are producing 16 million cars, you better be producing more and more oil. we brag about the increase in house production and yet we do not want to
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
, the offshore energy and jobs act, the energy security act, the veteran emergency medical technician act. all of these are measures the house passed. the gentle man will agree the best way to address chronically unemployed is to the them get back to work. skills act was designed specifically to do that, to help the chronically unemployed to act with necessary skill they need to enter the job market of today. out thisurther point week the congressional budget office issued a report in a request where the extension of unemployment benefits in which it says some unemployed workers who would be eligible for those benefits would reduce the intensity of their job search and remain unemployed longer, which would equal trees -- which would and employment. i would say such policies if we were to continue would lead to greater deficit, which would eventually reduce a nations out the door income slightly below what would occur under current i think we should be focused on how to get people back to work. has is where the house focused. they await consideration at all. back. >> i think the gentleman for h
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
channel curt's intelligence and energy in a productive direction, there wasn't anything you couldn't get done. you could say we got a whole lot done. and to be with evan bayh, somebody who i've admired enormously over the years and i often said he probably thinks this is in jest, one of the reasons i got involved in public service was because of the model of pure public service that he provided while he was a very young governor of the state of indiana. well, listen, i'm going to take a moment to give you a couple of reflections on no labels and why i'm involved. and it was great to hear from joe manchen. joe and i were elected governors together, he a democrat, i, a republican. we used to call each other and share ideas on tax reform, on education reform. on getting things done. we love the environment on you can actually achieve results. that's the great thing of being a governor. i look at so many of the members of the utah state legislature who are here. and with each one of them, i can tell you stories about how we were able to get things done and the can-do attitude. it was remarka
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
and the minority aids initiative and national strategy on hiv-aids. ow is the time to recommit our energy to an aids-free generation. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from seek recognition? ms. kaptur: permission to address the house for one minute. as co-chair of the ukranian caucus, i rise today to condemn violence current currently igniting in ukraine yeah at the hands of their top official. their targets are peaceful protestors and journalists who have been harmed. shouldn't the president and the ukranian government be working to ensure a more open society rather than repressing their own citizens. shouldn't they be rebuilding citizens to freely voice concerns about the future of their country. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators. over one million people have taken to the streets out of frustration at that government's abandonment. as protests escalated, journ lifts were met with vial interest police crackdown and many were burned by tear gas. for many years now, ukranians have desired a government and country that embrace liberty, democracy and human
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
, energy and agriculture. eric is well deserving of this honor and we thank him for his leadership in the field of agriculture and agricultural education. thank you, mr. speaker and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, for five minutes. mr. waxman: thank you very much, mr. speaker. on february 15, a small group of democratic members of the house joined together to form the safe climate caucus. we vowed to come to the house every day to talk about the defining environmental challenge of our time, climate change. today marks the 100th day we have spoken on the house floor. the safe climate caucus is composed of representatives from across this country. we come from the west coast, the east coast, the north and the south and the midwest. we come from coastal regions, urban areas and rural communities. we represent a cross-section of america. we started the safe climate caucus because of the enormous disconnect that exists between what scientists are telling us about the
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
the state of financial reform. on c-span two at 8:45. a.m., members of the house energy and -- subcommittee on energy and power will hear from the federal energy regulatory commissioners. 3, 10:30 eastern on c-span we cover a democratic steering committee meeting on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. walk in, they are tables in front with a lot of pamphlets. prior to to entering the gun show. and the pamphlets are on how the government is trying to take away your rights. that, andoing obamacare is terrible. those of the guys i wanted to talk to because those are the guys with the leaflets. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? i said, i am a researcher in doing research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guys, i am wondering -- i am studying men who like this stuff. here'said, look, what i am. i do not get it. here is my job -- i want to understand how you guys see the world. not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table, i want to understand why you think you wa
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 10:25pm EST
. it's on economic issues where we elite.ge the that's the big source of energy in the republican party right guyss outsiders and little against great concentrated power, right? issues like n education, governor jindal and former governor jeb bush came to washington not long ago to stand the department of choking ecause they're the situations in louisiana. they opened up the school system black kids, 90% 100% of them poor, all of them dnf failing schools to open system so they can have a better school. two first parents in washington, michelle and barack obama choose the best for their kids. why shouldn't all americans have the equal opportunity to choose the best school for their kids. republican idea that you can take to the inner city, that you can take into the hispanics, that you can take to lower and middle voters. who's the favor? everybody. so much.you guys, we appreciate it, thank you all for being here today. >> tomorrow connecticut governor will speak in washington, d.c. about some of the issues his state is focused on, in particular, education. be speaking at the american en
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
in particular it's the time that's been spent and political energy spent around the fiscal issues in particular. the debt ceiling standoffs, the government shutdown. that those are obviously symbolic and highlight the lack of the white house and get essional ability to together and solve problems and so i think it will be a big part. lso, this congress apparently is going to go down -- the 113th congress as the least productive terms of passing new legislation. ouse speaker john boehner said that's fine. that their primary focus is on -- is on impeding was his word. so i think in their own epublican words, that's a big part of what they hope is their legacy. > let's go to fey now from wardcove, arkansas for our line for independence. you. morning to >> good morning. the one thing i was wondering about this insurance care or ealth care, whatever they call it, are there other countries that force the citizens to buy do, is it nd if they all american insurance companies noticed that se i the banks bought up a lot of insurance companies. just before this went into effect. > well, we're going to be
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
, entities, otherwise known as patent trolls here today. on november 14 the house energy and commerce committee held a hearing entitled, quote, the impact of pat interassertion entities on innovation and the economy. we heard from a variety of witness -- witness and industry including the food, hospitality, tech, all of whom had been targeted by vague, unfair, and he deceptive patent troll demand letters. that hearing revealed significant economic harm to main street businesses and the economy caused by such patent troll demand letters. these entities engage in abusive practice that is often target small businesses because they don't have the resources to fight back. the markup for the innovation act, mr. shea fits offered an amendment that resulted in a sense of congress in the bill before us today. that language says, and i quote, it's an abuse of the patent system and against public policy for a party to send out a purposely evasive demand letters to end users alleging patent infringement, end quote. as chairman of the house energy and commerce committee, subcommittee on commerce m
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
. there is a tremendous opportunity for the u.s. in latin america. china is very interested in latin america is energy biodiversity.our they want to invest in latin america. they are welcome. >> thank you. we are almost out of time. one less question -- and it couple of housekeeping matters. i want to remind you about our upcoming speakers. december 10, we have the mayor of houston, texas. december 16, the chairman and ceo of general motors. december 19, a grammy award winner and bluegrass legend. second, i would like to present our guest with the traditional national press club coffee mug coakley to be filled with colombian coffee. [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] and for the final question, you mentioned the prospect of colombia's national soccer team. the prospect of our two countries in the world cup? >> i wish our teams would not meet in the first round. it would be very disrespectful to eliminate the u.s. so quickly. [laughter] diplomatic. thank you. [laughter] thank you for coming today here and i would also like to thank the national press club staff, including the journalism
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
of economic development, improved education, enabling techniques for developing new energy resources. the challenge is our a mess. the free flow of ideas that test societies not yet ready to respond, or those wild card or network threats such as the nontraditional threats posed by non-nationstates cyber actors. these types of threats continue to test us on a daily basis. i think the world of cyber and everything out there in the generation for the of young people involved in getting an education today, and where you may be, as i look at my career backwards 33 years and look forward to the kinds of things i have experienced, what one can imagine, what i can imagine standing here today, projecting myself maybe 30 years ahead and trying to think of all of the changes i have seen and many of the others in this room that have been around a little bit, the kinds of dynamics we have seen change. in the information world in just the last work -- five or six years, facebook only came onto the scene in 2005. today, over half a billion people are connected via twitter. these are just some of th
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
, a trade bill, an energy bill, a conservation bill and even a national security bill. one out of every 12 jobs in the united states is related to agriculture. in the house version of the bill, i strongly support initiatives that help beginning farmers and ranchers start their agricultural operations. i support initiatives to promote the development of local food markets, tighten payment limitations and enact reasonable reforms to the snap program while also protecting those with food security needs. i'm hopeful that the final bill written will retain the important reforms that actually help save taxpayer money and ensure farmers receive important risk management tools. mr. speaker, a recent university of nebraska survey showed that a majority of students desire to move home to their rural hometowns given the right opportunity to provide for themselves and raise a family. in recent years, our state, through hard work, personal responsibility and responsible governance has distinguished itself as an ideal place to live and to work and to raise a family. more than any one piece of legislatio
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the potential or development through cooperation, if africa can devote all her energies and resources to not --ction, then it is and it is because the american people have lent their support to the struggle to end apartheid --ncluding critically critical action by this congress. it is also because of the actions of countless ordinary american citizens who responded to the call to join the apartheid anti- movement, who have sided with us as we have tried to make a living reality of our vision of a better life for all south .fricans among those we remember today is hl.ng amy bie [applause] she made our aspirations her in the lost her life turmoil of our transition. as a new south africa struggle to be born in the dying moments of apartheid, through her our served thee also pain of confronting that terrible past as we take the path of reconciliation and healing of our nation. in all these ways, the united states and its people have in thea significant role birth of our new nation. since the achievement of democracy, the relations between our countries have been steadily growing. we appre
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
and on energy just to mention a couple and your election returns you would have to say you are probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out and try to do the right thing. drawing from a broader coalition of supporters and able to get things done in the end and you have a legacy you can look to. it is more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some of you have actually put it in practice. you should be proud of what you have done and i know that you have put it in practice, too. i didn't mean to embarrass you kurt. i wanted to point that out as a real world example of what we are talking about. >> just a couple of minutes left. any members of the audience that would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene you're up. >> can we come visit? >> yeah, aloha! >> that is what -- hawaii is unique obviously not orange only because of its terrain but its political history consideration we have a super majority blue. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is seven. in the senate, there is one republican and 24 democrats. what are some insightsky bring insight i
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
reform and on energy, just to mention a couple, and your election returns, you would have to say in a you're probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out the do the right thing. you're actually able to get things done in the end and have a legacy to look to. it's more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some have put it in practice and you should be proud of what you've done and i know curt's put it in practice. i didn't mean to embarrass you but i wanted to put that out there as a real world example. >> we just have a couple minutes left. are there any members of the audience who would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene, you're up. >> can we come visit? >> aloha. but hawaii is unique, obviously not only because of its terrain but because of its political history. we have super majority. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is seven. in the senate there's one republican and 24 democrats. what are some insights i can bring back? i really like the concept not because i'm in the minority but because we are americans first then republicans then de
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Dec 9, 2013 1:50am EST
, i showed the next woman where the pockets of energy or the pockets of money were. it is like bringing the next one along. it is so exciting, because we have to find ways to really expand these numbers. we cannot just keep moving along. it takes 200 years at the rate we are going. i am not kidding. literally. you have to find ways to say, we already have one woman in this state come hell or high water. we are going to run a woman for governor and a woman for senator in that very state. and by the way, once you get two, it is more likely you will have a third, like in new hampshire. >> this is good news for our female gubernatorial candidates. >> the political parity project is a little bit unusual. if you are from here, our votes cancel out each other's every electoral cycle. and she raised money on several occasions for my opponent when i ran for governor. it is not immediately apparent why we would come together and work together to get more women into politics. we both felt that all of the wonderful efforts that everyone had been working on for so many years, and you actual
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
to fix be anotherthat would story. host: kathleen sebelius will be testifying next week before the energy and commerce subcommittee on health care. what do you think she should be asked? would ask her the status of where things are. and what help she needs from the congress, if she needs laws changed. in not the written usual way where we have all the hearings, using the reconciliation process. a political mover inside congress. there were some things that did not get in and some drafting errors. appearing inusion the courts. all kinds of things that were not quite perfect because -- when it was written. i would be asking her about that. what do you think is the first, second, and third things we should do? why are there no metrics to catch a late how long it takes to correct? guest: i suspect there are people who are smarter on computers who can tell you how long the average -- i think the average now on getting onto the site is a few minutes and seven our. few minutes instead of an hour. the metrics are getting better. it is not important. it is important that it improve. if it is 29 mi
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
this group of businesses, they are just having a bad year. like green businesses or we could use the energy companies on the other end. the oil and gas industry. i will postpone paying income tax for year. because i said so. dotake this group and something similar. tweak their tax rather than pay 38%. they will pay 20% for the next year. it seems to me if he has the legal authority to amend taxes which the affordable care act is a tax according to the supreme court. what is to prevent him from just amending any tax to his liking? if you would,is professor turley. >> thank you. i -- in your first remark about it is true that they are equal branches. the most timeent on congress because it is the thumping heart of the madisonian system. it is where the magic happens and that is to take those interests that destroy countries and turn them into a majority. compromise trade when we get to the issue of taxes, that is one of the most divisive issues facing the country. when someone comes through for congress and says i want my group to be excluded, it produces a great deal of heat from people sayi
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
increase the supply of american energy and build the keystone pipeline, rollback regulations, provide more flexibility, to working families reform job-training programs, protect americans from cyber attacks, keep the best teachers, delay the individual mandate, the american people to keep the health care plans that they like. every single one of these bills has been blocked by washington democrats. the senate and president continue to stand in the way of priorities.s chairman ryan and chairman lucas have made serious efforts to senate democrats. when will they learn to say yes to common ground? when will they start listening to the american people? host: your response. guest: i think the rhetoric sounds nice but the reality is different. the house majority has passed bills that are extreme in nature that take a my way or the highway approach and send them over to the senate bills they know are dead on arrival. we need a willingness to compromise. the democrats are willing to find common ground. we will not agree to the extreme measures that paul ryan passed through the house. that budget d
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
as our own. from the outset of the crisis, the time and energy we put into regulatory reforms have been paired with efforts to promote high-quality standards, build a level playing field, and reduce risk. we have made considerable progress through the g 20 in designing a morse table and resilient system, but the design is not sufficient. implementation and follow- through are key and we must avoid a race to the bottom. meet withary, i will the g 20 finance ministers and i will use this as an opportunity to colin world's biggest economies to bear down more forcefully on implementation. willgenda is this -- we take steps to make sure global banks meet the high standards we have set. that means moving swiftly to move strong and high-quality capital, curb leverage, and build strong buffers to protect themselves in times of crisis. the gl years ago, the -- 20 recommended reporting of over-the-counter derivatives be in place by now. the united states has forged ahead getting that done. we need to make sure these recommendations are put in place around the globe area there'll be different -- d
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
of tomorrow. we have also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of reinvesting in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. some people have suggested selling that off. as an educator, do you support that, or what are your thoughts on that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting to roughly about 10%. the city school system is working with the educators now. there've been a lot of problems. this new emergency manager has been working with the educators. they are seeing some real turnaround. i want
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
and energy we put into the domestic regulatory reform has been repaired with international efforts. we've made considerable progress through the g20 and the financial stability board in designing a more stable and resilient global financial system. design is not sufficient. implementation and follow through are key. we must avoid the race to the bottom. next february i will meet in australia with g20 finance ministers and i will use this as an opportunity to call on the world biggest economies to bear down even more forcefully on implementation. our 2014 agenda is this, we will take steps to make sure that global banks, meet the high standards. that means moving swiftly to build strong and high quality capital, properly weigh risk assets, curb leverage and build strong liquidity buffers. several years ago, the g20 recommended the trading reporting of over the counter derivatives be in place now. we need to make sure these -around the globe.e put in place there will be different cross border issues to manage. these are complex. major financial institutions work globp&ly and for resolut
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
, i am very glad you're on tv this morning. i am a disabled veteran with traumatic brain energy -- injury and loss of cognitive function. one point is unequal treatment under the law. when i lost my disability insurance, we're limited to like two years whereas some of them as cancer or parkinson's or something like that, he goes on for the rest of their life. we are cut off automatically at two years. i have a good psychiatrist. i have an neuropsychiatrist. i have a urologist. all of these guys. it is not seen that these people work together as an integrated team even though they are working on the same bodily organ, our brain, the most complex organ in our body. guest: thanks for calling. those are both critical points. i wish we had the whole 30 minutes to cover both of them. then the focus on the latter point about the integration of care. you're absolutely right. i mean, one of the problems we have here is that we have disciplined physicians of which are looking at problems from the same organ that come at this with very different training, different language, different trea
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Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of helping readers in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. as an educator, do you support that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting to four percent. -- 12%. the city school system is working with the educators now. there've been a lot of problems. this new emergency manager has been working with the educators. they are seeing some real turnaround. i want to give them props in terms of what they have done and what they're trying to do. i grew up in rockaway county
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